• Man sought in slaying of woman in Pine Hills arrested in Tampa, deputies say

    By: Monique Valdes


    ORLANDO, Fla. - The man accused of killing a grandmother in Pine Hills was arrested Friday morning in Tampa, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

    The arrest was made in connection with a separate case involving an attempted murder.

    Last month, 41-year-old Denise Hayes was found dead at a home when deputies responded to the neighborhood because her two young grandchildren were wandering alone.

    The children led deputies to the home, where Hayes was lying dead by the door.

    The home had no running water or electricity, deputies said.

    Hayes’ ex-boyfriend, Bobby Lee Story, 52, was identified as a suspect.

    Deputies said the couple had a history of domestic violence.

    It’s still unclear how Hayes died.

    Jail records said Tampa police arrested Story on Friday on charges of attempted murder, burglary and resisting arrest. He is also being held for the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

    Investigators said Story stabbed a man in the face a month before Hayes' murder.

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